The opera Cinderella is now available on a Sony Classical DVD and Bluray, in the production from December 2017, by Opera San Jose and the Packard Humanities Institute.
On January 28, 2018, a short adaptation of Alma’s Cinderella, for young children, had its premiere on the studio stage of the Vienna State Opera, and was greeted with much enthusiasm by the children and adults in the audience as well as by the press. Performances will run until May, but all open performances are sold out.
Dec 2017 – Standing ovations for the American première (and world première of the English language version) of Alma’s opera Cinderella, presented by the Packard Humanities Institute and Opera San José in the beautiful California Theatre, SJ, led by renowned British conductor Jane Glover. All five performances of this lavish production with a large orchestra, choir and dancers, were sold out, and two extra performances were added. More details on the production are available on http://cinderella.packhum.org
July 2017- A triumph at the opening of the Carinthian Summer Music Festival in Austria on 16.7.2017, with a concert dedicated to Alma’s own compositions. Alma played as soloist her violin concerto and the world premiere of her newly composed piano concerto, with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and conductor Joji Hattori. There were standing ovations in the sold-out hall for both Alma’s violin concerto and the new piano concerto. The press was also exuberant. The Kronen Zeitung wrote: “Flying fingers, Grand music. Jubilation at the opening concert of the Carinthian Summer, which turned into a triumph of creativity. With supple, powerful, sumptuous tones Alma creates musical wonders”. The Kleine Zeitung wrote: “Amazing sounds of a miracle child. Composer and soloist Alma Deutscher caused jubilation at the opening of the Carinthian Summer. Alma Deutscher thrilled with enormous virtuosity and self-assured maturity… Because the jubilation of the audience did not end, Alma gave a pianistic encore – and what an encore! She began to improvise and the sparks were flying.” See reviews.
December 2016 – There was Standing Ovation for the premiere of Cinderella in Vienna on 29.12.2016 in Vienna. All performances were sold out. Maestro Zubin Mehta was the patron of the production. See reviews.
On Dec 6, 2016, Alma performed two movements of her own violin concerto in the Royal Festival Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. And she was even allowed to sing a duet with legendary Baritone Sir Bryn Terfel.
July 2016 – There was a standing ovation for Alma at the concert at the Henley Festival on July 8 with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. (Picture credit: Rick Bronks)